Today’s Old Testament chronological reading is in Ezra 3 and 4.
The Psalms/ Proverbs reading is in Proverbs 8.
The New Testament reading is in Revelation 6.
Today we started the seven seals judgments in Revelation chapter 6. I wanted to post the chiasm summary for Revelation, because the central axis of the book is all about the judgments, which defeat Rome. We are talking about the Roman kingdom of this world, which Daniel saw in two separate visions (Dan 2, and Dan 8). In the first, the dream which Nebuchadnezzar had of the great statue (Dan 2), the legs and feet of iron represents the Roman Empire, which the little stone (Messiah) strikes in its feet, and topples. What we are reading in Revelation is the detail of how the toppling happens. Over and over we read, The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our God and His Messiah. All the shaking that is going on in the world today? It is the final judgment on Modern Rome, to bring about its death. Modern Rome’s retaliation is directed at us, but God’s wrath is directed at it, and will end it. We can take heart and fear not! We are very close to the end!
Links to previous studies.
Ezra 3 and 4, Hebrew paragraph divisions, chiastic structure, and the accuser of the brethren
Ezra 3 and 4, Historical notes on the Persian kings
Proverbs 8, Hebrew paragraph divisions, and reverse parallelism
Proverbs 8, The Wisdom of God and the Word of God
Revelation 6, The first six seals
Revelation 6, The second seal
Revelation 6, The third seal
Revelation 6, The fourth seal
Revelation 6, The fifth seal
Revelation 6, The sixth seal: the great earthquake
Revelation 6, The sixth seal: sun and moon in eclipse
Revelation 6, The sixth seal: stars from heaven fallen
Revelation 6, The sixth seal: mountains and islands removed
Revelation 6, Chiastic structure